Indiana State Police Participate In 6-State Trooper Project

 

The Indiana State Police along with Troopers from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania will be conducting state-wide patrols targeting violations of the “Move Over” laws in each of those states beginning Sunday, July 21, 2019.

The project, which was initially started by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, encompasses the five states that border the State of Ohio.

Troopers in all participating states will be conducting high visibility enforcement and education of the “Move Over” law.

Indiana state statute 9-21-8-35(b) requires vehicles to “move over or slow down.”

Indiana statute 9-21-8-35(b) and (c) states:

(b) Upon approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, when the authorized emergency vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing red, red and white, or red and blue lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:

(1) proceeding with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or

(2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed at least ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.

A person who violates this subsection commits a Class A infraction.

(c) Upon approaching a stationary recovery vehicle, a stationary utility service vehicle (as defined in IC 8-1-8.3-5), a stationary solid waste hauler, a stationary road, street, or highway maintenance vehicle, or a stationary survey or construction vehicle, when the vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing amber lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:

(1) proceeding with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the recovery vehicle, utility service vehicle, solid waste hauler, or road, street, or highway maintenance vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or

(2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed at least ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.

A person who violates this subsection commits a Class B infraction.

A Busy Weekend for Scott County Sheriff’s Office with Multiple Arrests

On July 19, 2019, detectives were made aware that Scotty Hensley, age 35, Scottsburg, was released from Department of Corrections and had failed to register his current address as a sex offender with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Hensley was taken into custody and transported to the Scott County Jail. Hensley was charged with FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER and OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT.

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On July 19, 2019, Reserve Deputy Phil Thomas initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle identified as Ronnie Cox, age 55, Scottsburg. Further investigation revealed Cox had a suspended driver’s licenses and out of county warrant. Cox was arrested for FAILURE TO APPEAR.

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On July 19, 2019, Joshua Broughton, age 39, Scottsburg was arrested for an out of county warrant. Broughton was taken into custody and transported to the Scott County Jail.

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On July 19, 2019, Deputy John Smith observed suspicious activity and initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Ashley Green, age 29, Scottsburg. Further investigation revealed Green had a suspended driver’s licenses. Additionally, Green admitted to having drugs and paraphernalia in her purse within close proximity to her minor child. Deputy Smith observed paraphernalia and four (4) plastic baggies containing a crystal-like substance, which field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Green was taken into custody and transported to the Scott County Jail. The minor child was released to a caregiver. Green was charged with DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR), POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA, and MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE.

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On July 20, 2019, Deputy Josh Watterson and Deputy James Shelton responded to a call on Water Tower Road. Deputies were advised parties had left the area. A few moments later, Deputy Watterson observed a male, identified as Dale Fox, age 54, Scottsburg, running down Church Street after a female identified as Christy Kamman, age 39, Austin. Deputy Watterson observed both parties be verbally arguing and made attempts to separate the two individuals. Fox would not follow Deputy Watterson’s commands and continued to reach his hand into his pockets. Further investigation revealed Fox was in possession of a controlled substance located inside his pocket. Deputy Watterson and Deputy Shelton discovered a purse in the ditch line in the vicinity of Kamman. She advised the purse was her and consented to allow deputies to look in it. Deputies located a controlled substance that Kamman admitted to not having a prescription for it. Kamman was taken into custody as well and both were transported to the Scott County Jail. While being booked into the Scott County Jail, Kamman denied having any additional paraphernalia and/or drugs on her person. Jail staff discovered a syringe inside her body cavity.

Fox was charged with POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE   and RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Kamman was charged with POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE, and FALSE INFORMING

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On July 21, 2019, Deputy Joe Baker initiated a traffic stop and made contact with driver, identified as Chelsee Boccia, age 20, Elizabeth, and occupant(s), Caleb Parrish, age 19, Scottsburg, Bethanie Holder, age 19, Little York, and Kenneth Mills, age 22, Austin. Boccia admitted to having paraphernalia inside the vehicle. All occupants were requested to exit the vehicle in which they did so. Holder admitted to having a controlled substance on her person and removed from her clothing without the Deputy Baker requesting. Parrish and Mills denied any drugs and/or paraphernalia on or about their person. A search of the vehicle revealed additional paraphernalia. Inside Boccia’s purse, Deputy Baker discovered a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The odor of marijuana was present as well. Deputy Baker field-tested the crystal-like substance and was positive for methamphetamine. Hol der admitting to having additional drugs on her person and pulled out a baggie containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine as well.

Boccia was taken into custody and charged with MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA, and POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA.

Holder was taken into custody and charged with POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, and VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE.

Parrish was taken into custody and charged with VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE.

Mills was taken into custody and charged with VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE.

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Traffic Stop Nets Four Pounds of Marijuana

This morning at about 2:00 a.m. on SR 63 just north of US 136 (that is about four miles west of Covington) a speeding car was stopped and approximately four pounds of alleged marijuana was found in the inside of the car.

Trooper Kevin Jeffries was stationary monitoring traffic when he got a reading of 86 mph in a 60 mph zone.

Trooper Jeffries pulled out and stopped a gray 2019 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Angelo D. Johnson, 21 of Danville, IL  While talking to Angelo through the car window, Trooper Jeffries could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. 

Upon searching of the vehicle, approximately four pounds of suspected marijuana was found in the trunk of the vehicle.  Angelo was taken into custody and charged with;

  • Possession of over 30 grams of Marijuana with Prior Conviction
  • Dealing Marijuana with Prior Conviction

Angelo was booked into the Warren County Jail. 

Assisting Trooper Jeffries was Trooper Mason Willey and Maskel Towing.  The investigation is continuing.

Washington County Inmate Roster – 7-22-19

July 21

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Brett Earl-Allen Lawson, 30, Salem

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Theft – at least $750 but less than $50,000
  • Theft
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Burglary
  • Residential Entry
  • Theft

July 22

City of Salem Police

Logan Quincy Mark Jones, 21, Salem

  • Warrant (Fraud Warrant)

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Candace R Burden, 40, Morgantown

  • Failure to Appear on Felony Charge

 

Indiana State Police 2019 “Boogie” Patrol Results

July 18th through the 20th, the ISP Bloomington District A.C.E.S. along with other district troopers participated in patrols in conjunction with the 2019 “ABATE Boogie” in Lawrence County.

These special patrols took place during the afternoon and evening hours of July 18th, 19th and 20th as well as the day time hours of July 21. 

The patrols generated 31 traffic tickets, 124 traffic warnings, 2 OWI arrests, 50 criminal arrests, 22 felony criminal arrests and 21 criminal defendants.

Arrests that were made during the patrol included;

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felony Warrant Service
  • OWI
  • Resisting Law Enforcement (Vehicle & on Foot)
  • Criminal Recklessness (Vehicle)
  • Reckless Driving
  • False Informing/Reporting
  • Perjury
  • Possession of Controlled Substance (Pills)

Troopers Caleb Garvin, Kaitlyn Greene and her K9 Partner “Drogos”, Zach Parker, Chance Humphrey, Chris Griggs, Sam Wagner, Matt Hatchett, Nick Bartalone, Cory Knight, Daniel Crozier, Jarrod Lentz and Sergeant Greg Day all participated in the special patrols.

1-year-old pulled from Marshall County Lake listed in critical condition

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident where an unresponsive 1-year-old was pulled from Lake of the Woods in Marshall County.

The child was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

Last night (Saturday) at approximately 8:09 p.m., responders were dispatched to the 4100 blocks of Lake Shore Drive near the town of Bremen. Initial reports were that a young child was pulled from the lake and was unresponsive.

Results of an initial investigation were that family members were ending a birthday party when they noticed a back door to the home open and the 1-year-old missing.

After a brief search, family members located the child floating in 18 inches of water. The child was missing for 5-10 minutes.

Trooper Arrests Granger Man With Three And A Half Pounds Of Marijuana

 

Early Saturday morning a Granger man was arrested for having nearly three and a half pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road.

This morning, around 1:15 a.m., Trooper Luis Alvarez stopped a black 2011 Camry for a moving violation on the Indiana Toll Road near the 94-mile marker westbound. This is just east of the Elkhart Exit.

While Alvarez was speaking to the driver, Matthew Luger, 23 of Granger, IN, Alvarez discovered a small glass jar containing suspected marijuana.

A subsequent search of the Camry revealed nearly three and a half pounds of suspected marijuana in several clear plastic bags as well as paraphernalia.

Luger was arrested and taken to the Elkhart County Jail for preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Four Vehicle Crash on Interstate 70 Claims the Lives of Two Individuals 

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19, emergency crews responded to a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 that claimed the lives of two individuals and sent one individual to Regional Hospital.  

Preliminary investigation by the Indiana State Police indicates that a semi-tractor trailer was disabled alongside Interstate 70 in the emergency lane near the 21-mile marker.  Traffic near this area was slowing, as drivers attempted to merge into the passing lane due to the disabled semi. 

A 2014 Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer driven by Serge Marquis, 54, Quebec, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 in the driving lane near the 20-mile marker and failed to recognize that traffic was slowing.  It was at this time that Marquis’ semi hit a 2015 GMC passenger vehicle, driven by a Dolores Soroa, 67, West Miami, Florida, in the rear, forcing the passenger vehicle into the median of Interstate 70. 

Marquis’ semi tractor-trailer continued on eastbound in the driving lane of Interstate 70, striking a second vehicle, a fifth-wheel pickup pulling a trailer, driven by Christian Birch, 40, of Trafalgar, Indiana.  Upon this impact, the semi-tractor trailer traveled into the south side of Interstate 70, and into the wood line coming to a stop. 

A large ramp from the fifth-wheel trailer became dislodged due to the collision with the semi, landing in the driving lane of Interstate 70. 

A second semi, a 2018 Freightliner driven by Nishant Nair Ajax, 40, Ontario, could not avoid the dislodged ramp, running over it, disabling the Freightliner due to mechanical malfunctions.

Deceased is Dolores C. Soroa, 67, of West Miami, Florida, and Angelis Nora Herrera Perez, 70, Cuba.  Both the deceased was located in the passenger vehicle forced into the median.  Families have been notified.  

This investigation is ongoing.  When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Drugs and alcohol are not a contributing factor in the crash.

Assisting Agencies:  Jackson Township Fire Department, Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Clay County Coroner’s Office, Indiana Department of Transportation, Star Ambulance Service, Lambert’s Wrecker Service, Camp’s Wrecker Service.  

Harrison County Inmate Roster – 7-21-19

July 20

Ramage, Rhonda

  • OWI
  • Owi w/bac .15 or higher
  • Poss of meth
  • Resisting law enforcemnt
  • Refusal